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Awards of Excellence


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Each year, the J. Willard Marriott Awards of Excellence recognizes the “best of the best” at Marriott International. Established in 1987 and named after our founder, the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence honors the company’s finest associates who represent the characteristics of the award: achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance.


Additionally, four group awards acknowledge outstanding corporate citizenship, diversity and inclusion efforts, excellence in demonstrating the company’s core values, and empowering associates to live a healthy and fulfilling life through TakeCare. 


Each of these stories exemplify the core values upon which Marriott International was founded.

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J. Willard Marriott

Award of Excellence


Alice S. Marriott

Award for Community Service


J.W. Marriott Jr.

Diversity Excellence Award


Stephen Garff Marriott

Award of Excellence for Culture


Debbie Marriott Harrison

TakeCare Award of Excellence